This post is in partnership with Luxury Family Hotels.
I have always dreamed of visiting Dorset. I used to visit Cornwall and Devon a lot as a child and a lot of my family live near Portsmouth… but I never managed to quite make it to the Dorset part of the coast.
When we were invited by Luxury Family Hotels to stay at their gorgeous hotel Moonfleet Manor, I jumped at the chance. How could we not?
It was our first little holiday as a family of four. Alfred, in particular, was very excited at the idea of going on holiday and staying in a hotel. He’s at such a brilliant age, where he gets everything - so it was perfect timing for our first proper trip away with him.
This is my last blog post before having the baby and what better way to sign off, than telling you all about our recent Pregnancy Retreat at Ribby Hall Spa Hotel!
It has been a stressful few weeks, with all of the extra appointments due to the baby measuring below the 10th centile - we have been going to the hospital for check-ups multiple times a week and it was starting to get a bit overwhelming and exhausting.
A couple of weeks ago, Dan and I had got to the point where we really needed a break, so when Ribby Hall Spa Hotel contacted us to see if we wanted to try out their new Pregnancy Retreat, I jumped at the chance!
The retreat was for two days, so it meant spending our first night away from Alfred EVER. I know a lot of people have done it by the time their child is two years old, but we've never felt the time was right, until this year. With the new baby arriving next month, we knew this was our only chance to spend a night away from home, for a long while!
Dunwich has always been one of mine and Dan's favourite places. We visited many times, before Alfred was born and used to sit among the heather, talking about our future children - how many we'd have, how we'd school them, how we would take them on adventures. Once we found out we were expecting a baby, we vowed to bring him/her to Dunwich with us.
I am so excited to be partnering with one of my absolute favourite brands FatFace, for their #WashedinHappiness campaign, bringing you some of their latest Down To Earth Collection. It is a gorgeous edit, filled with rich, earthy tones, that can take you right into next season.
We went on a brilliant family day out, for "A Day Of Happiness" and I can't wait to tell you about it.
Please click the "read more" link to see more about our day.